Poem: Walking Around

By Dr. Archan Mehta

I do not know

Why I prefer to walk.

It is like this:

Walking feels like

Such an enjoyable experience.

Walking is a

Happier way to travel.

While others use vehicles,

I feel that walking

Is a better option:

In fact, walking helps me

To think clearly;

Walking is an exercise

Which is good for the soul,

And walking teaches you about

The mind, body and spirit connection.

Walking is organic, natural, after all,

Like flying is for birds.

While walking, you can

Make new discoveries, such

As finding restaurants, a circus,

Or even a different route for travel.

Walking fills you up

With energy and makes

Your skin glow.

And if you don’t like

To walk, why you can

Choose to amble along, strolling.

Walking lifts your spirits

And you find that there

Is a song on your lips

And a dance in your steps,

And you can whistle

A tune while you walk:

Therefore, please

Make up your mind

To walk whenever

Walking is convenient for you.

Trust me,

You won’t live

To regret your

Decision to walk,

Preferably in the outdoors,

Where Mother Nature resides

In all her bounty and splendor.

Come on, then:

Would you like 

To join me for a walk?

For a change, 

Abandon your hulky

And expensive vehicles;

Forget about your need

For approval and social status,

Start moving your body,

And walk like 

Children and animals do.

I assure you:

Walking is one of the

Best decisions you will

Ever make in your life.

And there is no need

To discuss or read

The literature on walking,

Or consult with professionals

Like medical doctors, physiotherapists,

Dieticians, nutritionists, and so on.

All you really need to do

Is to put one foot in front

Of the other and start walking.

After all,

Walking throughout the day,

Is an ancient practice

Which we have conveniently

Overlooked in our rush

To conform to modern

Society and its prescriptions,

Descriptions and requirements.

Thus, it is time to

Ignore the experts and critics

And re-discover the 

Joy of walking based on

Your own whims and fancies.

Good luck and best wishes

On your decision to walk!


Dr. Archan Mehta has earned a PhD. in Management. Currently, Dr. Mehta is a Freelance Writer and Consultant based in India. Over the years, Dr. Mehta’s creative work has been featured in numerous publications in India, U.K., USA, South Africa and the Middle East. In his free time, Dr. Mehta likes to stroll in the outdoors, party with close friends, listen to music and stay on top of current events. Dr. Mehta is also fond of meditation. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Mehta at